RELST 6656

RELST 6656

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We tend to think of emotions as private, unlearned, and biological. Though in much of antiquity, the emotions were primarily seen as public, performative, and cognitive. The cultivation and control of emotions were key concerns in ancient education, moral formation, gender roles, and ritual life in Mediterranean antiquity. This seminar focuses on Greco-Roman and Christian efforts to describe, direct, mix, and control the emotions in late antique moral philosophy and religious instruction. Following an introduction to ancient Greek, Roman, and Jewish writings on the emotions, we shall turn our attention to ancient Christian efforts to foster, adapt, and redescribe emotions. For longer description and instructor bio visit The Society for the Humanities website.

When Offered Spring.

Permission Note Not open to: undergraduates.

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  • 17873RELST 6656  SEM 101

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Frank, G

  • Instruction Mode: Online